Alessandro Battaglia

Associate Professor (L. 240)
Department of Environment, Land and Infrastructure Engineering (DIATI)

Profile

Research interests

Doppler radar, cloud and snow microphysics, microwave radiometer

Biography

Dr. Battaglia is currently Associate Professor at the DIATI, Politecnico of Turin and in the Physics and Astronomy Department within the Earth Observation Science Group. He has teaching, tutoring and supervising responsibilities at the Batchelor, Master and Post Graduate level and he is pursuing an innovative research program. This is undertaken through international positions in major satellite missions, international collaborations and research grants awarded in the UK. He is currently PI of four research projects and co-I in one. Dr Battaglia is internationally recognized as one of the top-class experts in cloud and precipitation atmospheric radars. This is demonstrated by his involvement as Science Team member in the NASA-JAXA Global Precipitation Mission (with two NASA awards awarded as part of the Cal/Val team), as Level 2 Algorithm Developer Group member and Mission Advisory Group member for the up-coming ESA-JAXA Earth Explorer 6 EarthCARE mission. In 2018-19, thanks to his expertise in millimetre Doppler radars, he was also Member of the Mission Advisory Group of the ESA Earth Explorer 9 Candidate SKIM (Sea surface KInematics Multiscale monitoring) mission focussed at the study of ocean currents. He is member of several editorial boards of international journals. He has an excellent grant capture (~190k/year return for the University) from a variety of funding sources both at national and international level; funding agencies include ESA, NERC, UKSA, NCEO, US-Department of Energy.

Curriculum

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Skills

ERC sectors

PE7_6 - Communication technology, high-frequency technology
PE10_14 - Earth observations from space/remote sensing
PE10_2 - Meteorology, atmospheric physics and dynamics
PE7_7 - Signal processing

SDG

Goal 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
Goal 13: Climate action

Awards and Honors

  • NASA Group Achievement Award” conferred by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), United States (2015)

Fellowships

  • Fellow - National Center for Earth Observation, Regno Unito (2014-)

Editorial boards

  • REMOTE SENSING (2018-), Editor of magazine, editorial series, encyclopaedia
  • JOURNAL OF ATMOSPHERIC AND OCEANIC TECHNOLOGY (2015-), Director
  • JOURNAL OF ATMOSPHERIC AND OCEANIC TECHNOLOGY (2015-), Director

Other research or teaching roles outside Politecnico

  • Professore Associato confermato, presso University of Leicester (1/9/2009-15/1/2020)
  • Professore a contratto, presso University of Bonn (1/9/2004-31/8/2009)
  • Visiting Researcher, presso Colorado State University (1/4/2001-31/12/2001)

Non-commercial collaboration agreements

Teaching

Collegi of the PhD programmes

  • INGEGNERIA AEROSPAZIALE, 2022/2023 (39. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA AEROSPAZIALE, 2021/2022 (38. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA AEROSPAZIALE, 2020/2021 (37. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO

Collegi of the degree programmes

Teachings

PhD

MostraNascondi A.A. passati

Master of Science

Bachelor of Science

MostraNascondi A.A. passati

Research

Research fields

Research projects

Projects funded by competitive calls

Projects funded by commercial contracts

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Supervised PhD students

  • Riccardo Rabino. Programme in Ingegneria Civile E Ambientale (39th cycle, 2024-in progress)
  • Susmitha Sasikumar. Programme in Ingegneria Civile E Ambientale (39th cycle, 2023-in progress)
  • Aida Galfione. Programme in Ingegneria Civile E Ambientale (38th cycle, 2022-in progress)
  • Paolo Martire. Programme in Ingegneria Aerospaziale (38th cycle, 2022-in progress)

Other activities and projects related to research

A. Battaglia is an expert in microwave remote sensing of clouds and precipitation.

He is Member of the ESA Mission Advisory Group of the EE11 WIVERN mission (now in Phase 0), Level 2 Algorithm Developer Group member and Mission Advisory Group member for the ESA-JAXA Earth Explorer 6 EarthCARE mission (launch scheduled for 2023) , Science Team member in the NASA-JAXA Global Precipitation Mission (with two NASA awards awarded as part of the Cal/Val team), Science Team Member of the NASA INCUS mission. He is currently PI of projects funded by ESA (3), UK-NERC (1), UK-NCEO (1) and the US-Department of Energy (1). He is currently the science lead of the EE1 Phase 0 Science and Requirement Consolidation Study.



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